Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 18h

Carly Huss @CarlyHussWrites

@UweStenderPhD I understand that when an agent says no, they are saying no to the project not the author. Is it the same with a publisher?

Replying to @CarlyHussWrites

Of course. Business is not personal. It's just business. One of my proudest sales was to an editor who had rejected me 19 times before they bought the first of mine. Since then they bought a bunch, and still rejects a bunch.

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 1d

Toby Rachel Hockenstein @toby_rachel

@BookEndsJessica Omigod, you read my mind... Thank you! When it says "past 1st 10 pgs", does that mean single or double spaced? And I prefer the clean look of Calibri but have read that it must be Arial (which reminds me of spreadsheets) or Times. Is there really a rule?

Replying to @toby_rachel

I'm going to say, "I don't really care" in the nicest way possible ;) I tend to write single spaced paragraphs with double spaces between them. If you prefer paragraph indents I would double-space. I'm not that picky about font if it's clean. #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 1d

Arielle @arielleurban

Hi @BookEndsJessica! For #askagent: If my book starts slow and I am sending the first few chapters with my query, should I be concerned? Is it worth explaining there is a build up or to send addition chapters? Or let it be?

Replying to @arielleurban

If you’re concerned that your opening pages won’t grab an agent, they won’t grab a reader either. I don’t think the answer is submitting different chapters. It’s revising those that aren’t working. #askagent

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